For school classes, families, and learning pods who are ready for live-action outdoors…
Explore Minnesota’s ecosystems live with professional naturalists. For each of the Virtual Field Trips listed below, we’ll be outside with our camera and YOU, ready to spark curiosity in and about the outdoors.
How can we use the signs animals leave behind to build a story about what they’re doing? Discover and follow tracks, trails, eat marks, and scat to learn the tales they have to tell. Practice observation skills and learn technical tracking skills. Check out our trail camera to see what has been visiting!
What tools and techniques help us discover the story of birds here and now? Hike virtually with a naturalist while we wander through a variety of bird habitats. Who lives in each, and why? Explore bird calls, features, identification, and research through seeing a bird banded live.
What kind of complexity is in a forest ecosystem and how do humans interact with it? Wander through a variety of forest types taking note of all the organisms that call it home. Compare these environments to those around your home or school and learn what biome you live in. How might the ways you interact with your surroundings impact forests, and what effects so forests have on you?
What does “healthy” mean for a body of water? Join a Wolf Ridge professional naturalist to collect and analyze water samples from some of Minnesota’s lakes or streams. Which aquatic critters are living there and what they can tell us about the water’s health? Discover what watershed you live in and consider what factors might show that it is healthy or not.